Space, marked in white chalk outlines, has been set aside behind the Public Safety Complex near the west end of the building’s rear parking lot for the new helipad. Once the cement foundation is poured, it should be ready for operation in three or four days, according to AFD Chief J.D. Hummingbird. Brandon Messick - Daily Press

Space, marked in white chalk outlines, has been set aside behind the Public Safety Complex near the west end of the building’s rear parking lot for the new helipad. Once the cement foundation is poured, it should be ready for operation in three or four days, according to AFD Chief J.D. Hummingbird. Brandon Messick – Daily Press

By BRANDON MESSICK

Daily Press Staff Writer

The Artesia City Council approved contracts this week for the construction of a helipad and housing for additional emergency services personnel.

The helipad, which will consist of eight lights surrounding a fenced-in, 160-square-foot concrete platform, will be located behind Fire Station No. 1 at the Public Safety Complex at 3300 W. Main St. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.